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I’m a gamer. Not the World of Warcraft sort of gamer, but a real gamer. Zelda never did it for me, but I’m always up for a ride on B & O Railroad or an excursion to the distant lands of Catan.

Yahtzee is one of my favorite games. In short, gamers throw five dice in series of three rolls to make certain combinations, highlighted by the elusive Yahtzee: a five-of-a-kind. A few weeks ago, I played with a friend who was new to the game. And one overzealous comment reminded me how dangerous prescribing can be. Continue Reading…

I’m just finishing up my first international travel with HOPE, first to Romania, to attend the individual lending spiritual integration conference Matthew wrote about earlier, then on to Ukraine to track down some of our first clients as we prepare to celebrate our 15th anniversary later this year. I’ll write more about my actual trip later, but first a short lesson in Russian. I had been surprised to learn that while Ukrainian is the official language and is spoken by 67 percent of the population, Russian is the main language in the east, where I spent much of my time in the city of Zaporozhye. Continue Reading…